Monday, July 16, 2012

Texas Leads Nation in New Home Construction


WASHINGTON, D.C. (The AtlanticNAHB) – Talk about raising the roof.
According to the latest Census data, Texas gets credit for 20 percent of the increase in new homes built in the United States between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011.

Nationally, the number of new homes built during that period increased by 607,000. Texas accounted for 121,000 of those. That's three times as many as California, which came in second in the number of new homes built.
And that's not all.
The Atlantic reported that one-fifth of the 100 counties with the highest rate of growth in new housing are in Texas. Among those are Fort Bend, Rockwall, Hays, Wilson, Guadalupe, Williamson, Blanco and Parker, all of which landed in the top 25 in terms of growth rate.